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white house strategy. eight is throughout the campaign. how many interviews did cnn get with president obama? zero. how many did the people who really know him again? how many interviews did drive time radio get? tavis: he has been on 60 minutes a dozen times. that is his favorite outlets. that is their track record, asking the tough questions. >> in the beginning of the second term, nobody wants to upset the relationship with the white house. i had conversations with journalists who told me there is so much they cannot write or say because they will lose access, and that is always the case. there is always something you cannot say or write. you always want to get as close to that line as possible. you want to oust the tough questions. you cannot orient about access. -- you cannot worry about access. tavis: how is our democracy and who served by journalists afraid to ask the right questions because they do not want to lose access. >> i do not think it is served at all. it is these celebrities station of politics. -- celebritization of politics. it is easier to go along with that. it is
-- as demonstrated in that town hall debate last fall when cnn's candy crowley almost -- almost -- asked barack obama and mitt romney about global warming. >> climate change, i had that question, all you climate change people, we just, you know again, we knew the economy was still the main thing so you knew you kind of wanted to go with the economy. >> and so she veered away, avoiding the issue as if global warming is of concern only to a small clique of elites instead of every one of us. and so for the first time since 1984 there was no mention of climate change in any of the presidential debates. no mention as that clock ticks away and the warnings mount. why isn't this planetary emergency on every politician's mind? why are any of us still silent? those questions prompted me to ask anthony leiserowitz to join me at this table. he's director of the yale project on climate change communication and a research scientist at yale university's school of forestry and environmental studies. he's a geographer by training, with a specialty in human behavior, the psychology of risk perception and decision mak
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